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You Can’t Run From DUIs, but You Can Fight Them

Hopefully, your New Year’s Eve celebrations went off without a hitch. There’s no better way to start a New Year than by having a nice celebration with friends and family so that you can jump into the New Year refreshed, recharged, and ready to go.

Unfortunately for some, the New Year is already off to a less than ideal start. For the 20 men and women arrested in Chicago’s DUI warrant sweep on New Year’s Eve, 2015 has begun on [...]

What to Do When New Year’s Mistakes Lead to Charges

In the days leading up to New Year’s Eve, it seems that every media outlet from The New York Times to BuzzFeed is filled with articles on how to make the most out of your New Year’s celebrations—from which outfits to wear to which bars to visit in your area. In the days following New Year’s, however, the headlines get a lot bleaker—stories about arrests, drunk driving accidents, and domestic abuses scream out from every newspaper and website.

 

As [...]

Are Illinois DUI Laws about to Get Tougher?

While the republican and democratic candidates for secretary of state might have differed on many platforms, they both agreed on one – Illinois needs to enforce stricter DUI laws.  Republican nominee Mike Webster argued that it’s too easy to avoid conviction for a DUI, maintaining that the system can be manipulated “if you have enough money” or “know the right people.”

 

The democratic opponent, longtime secretary of state Jesse White, says he supports a law that enforces longer license [...]

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How “Job Placement Fees” Can Equate to IL Involuntary Servitude

Involuntary Servitude

One of the great benefits of capitalism is that people are guaranteed pay for the work they do. The US has one of the most robust economies in the world, along with a high standard of living.

These factors combined make the US, and particularly large cities like Chicago, attractive to immigrants.

That said, because many migrant workers don’t have any resources in the US, they are vulnerable to exploitation.

Involuntary Servitude and Immigrants in Illinois

Involuntary servitude is the [...]

700k Illinois Cannabis Records to Be Expunged – Many Automatically

Drug Crimes | Marijuana

In 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker House signed several house bills that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and allowed the state to expunge certain individuals’ marijuana possession arrest and conviction records.

For now, we’re going to look at the ones that affected 20 ILCS 2630, the Criminal Identification Act, which concerns the expungement of arrest and conviction records. Some expungements were automatic.

So, how did that work?  What about the ones that weren’t automatic?  What does expunge mean, [...]

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